Balanced performance with room to grow.
Help deliver robust performance, scalability and reliability to your organization with the ample power, memory and I/O bandwidth of the PowerEdge™ T420 tower.
- Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) link: 6.4GT/s; 7.2GT/s; 8.0 GT/s
2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V®)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi ™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
- Intel C602
- Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
- Maximum Internal Storage:
Up to 32TB
Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K, 10K), SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS 512n (15K)
3.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)
Self-encrypting drives available
Cabled hard drive options:
3.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)
- Choose from four 3.5” cabled, eight 3.5” hot-plug, or sixteen 2.5” hot-plug drive bays
- 6 PCIe slots:
Two x16 slot s with x16 bandwidth, 3.0, full-length, full-height
One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 3.0, half-length, full-height
One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 2.0, half-length, full-height
One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 3.0, full-length, full-height
One x8 slot with x1 bandwidth, 2.0, full-length, full-height
- Internal controllers:
PERC S110 (SW RAID)
External HBAs (RAID):
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
- Embedded NIC:
Broadcom® 5720 GbE Dual Port 1Gb LOM
I/O adapter options:1Gb Ethernet:
Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb NIC
Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb NIC
Intel I350 Dual Port 1Gb stand-up adapter
Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb stand-up adapter
10Gb Converged Ethernet:
Brocade® BR1020 Dual Port 10Gb CNA
Qlogic® QLE8262 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+
Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb Base-T CNA
Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA
Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ server adapter
Intel X540 Dual Port 10Gb Base-T adapter
QLogic QLE2460 4Gb Single Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2462 4Gb Dual Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2560 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
OLogic QLE2562 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
Emulex® LPe-12000-E 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
Emulex LPe-12002-E 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
Brocade 815 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
Brocade 825 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
- Power Supply:
Titanium efficiency, hot-plug, redundant 750W power supply
Platinum efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W or 1100W power supplies
Auto-ranging power supplies
- Optional high-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug drive bays; TPM; dual internal SD support; redundant fans; optional bezel; luggage tag; ECC memory; optional interactive LCD screen; extended thermal support; ENERGY STAR® compliant; switch independent partitioning
- Form factor:
Tower (5U rackable)
ReadyRails II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm (for rackable chassis model only)
- Remote Management:
Basic management (default)
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC7 Express (upgrade option) or iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
8GB or 16GB vFlash media (upgrade options)
IPMI 2.0 compliant
OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• Dell plug-in for VMware® vCenter®
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management (NSM)
Balanced processing, memory and I/O
Help enhance office productivity with the two-socket PowerEdge™ T420, powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families. Matching the fast and efficient processing with a dense memory footprint enables small and midsize business offices to crunch through critical business applications quickly and efficiently.
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Improve your I/O capabilities for data intensive tasks through PCIe expansion slots and optional internal GPU acceleration.
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Tailor your storage capacity to fit your needs. The PowerEdge T420 features up to 16 hot-swap drive bays to help maximize data management efficiency.
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Designed to grow with youImplement the T420’s versatile performance and efficient management as an office tower server or mount as a rack server as you grow into larger data centers.
Simplify deploying,updating,monitoring and maintaining your PowerEdge™ servers with the Dell™ OpenManage™ portfolio.
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Outstanding efficiency and availability
Help keep your workplace efficient, your operating expenses in check and your workflow secure with the T420’s designed-in reliability, availability and serviceability features.
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Easily deploy the T420 as an office-environment tower or take advantage of its rack-mount capability to move it into the data center as your business grows.
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The new generation PowerEdge experience
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation of PowerEdge™ family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management
Global Services and Support
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus withSupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.
Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.
Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution. To learn more or register for a class today, click here.
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment.
Solutions and Systems Management
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
|You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.|
With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.
Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:
With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.
|The Value of Dell Storage:|
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.
|Direct-Attached Storage: |
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
|Disk-to-Disk Backup |
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
|Network-Attached Storage |
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
|Object-Based Storage |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
|Storage Area Network |
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
|Tape Backup |
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
|Unified Storage |
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.